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Tamil Nesan to shut down on Feb 1

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Tamil Nesan, one of the oldest newspapers in South East Asia, will cease operations on Feb 1, after 94 years.

Tamil Nesan managing director S Velpaari, when contacted by Bernama News Channel, confirmed that the newspaper, which was established in 1924, would close down.

According to sources, 45 workers had already been issued termination letters.

The newspaper, owned by the family of former MIC president S Samy Vellu, is said to have faced financial problems for the past 10 years.

The first issue of the newspaper was published on Sept 24, 1924.

Other Tamil newspapers available in the country are Malaysian Nanban, Makkal Osai and Tamil Malar.

- Bernama

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